Karen Robuck

Lesson Designer

Karen Robuck is a homeschooling mother of two children who are currently in sixth grade and third grade. A former teacher and librarian, she currently is a stay-at-home mother and writer. Her essay writing course is adapted from material she used while teaching for Freedom Project Education, with which she was affiliated for three years. She currently lives in Pontotoc, MS with her husband, two children, and four cats.


Course taught by Karen

America in the 1800s is a history course designed to help students feel like they are living in the time periods being explored. Through numerous readings and writing assignments such as journal entries and letter writing, students get a unique chance to relive this important period in America’s history from the early days of westward expansion, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally through the days of the transcontinental railroad and Indian Wars.

Essay Writing 101 will begin with a look at the writing process and then continue with a study of common essay forms including expository, biographical, descriptive, personal experience, eyewitness report, and cause and effect. It will look at the purpose and elements of each and provide rubrics for self-evaluation.